We opened our Melbourne Central Brow Bar June 11th 2014 and girrrrrrl did we open!
They say it takes a village to raise a child and that statement certainly rings true in running your own business.
And then l wondered - is this like when mums tell you the whole 2nd child is easier because you know what to expect, but you are more tired because you are looking after child number 1, so it's not technically easier .....? Just to clarify, l do not have children, l have Brow Bars.
There are so many synergies l have found with raising a family and raising a business and l know that many will feel l am not allowed to share these similarities as l do not have kids, but l will anyway.
This is the 4th time we have opened a new location and l can honestly tell you that the work load does increase, though mentally you are certainly more prepared - see the synergy now? Not to confuse anyone, we did have a store in Myer Chadstone, but that is now closed and we have 3 stores in total - Melbourne Central, Myer Highpoint and Watergardens. So l am a mummy of 3, as l always assumed l would be and my 4th baby, well it is a loss l still miss today.
When opening new locations there is a buzz that accelerates in the last 72 hours. The builders are working around the clock, the shopping centre management are fine tuning their announcement internally to your new stakeholders, the Marketing team is pulling in every contact they have in the biz to get the message to all, the Brow Artist are saying goodbye to their training locations and preparing to live in their new homes and the existing customers are asking - 'are you there yet?'. Amongst this, you are expected to be present, not only physically, but major final decisions are needing to be made and they stick.... so the question lies .... "Can you pull this off?".
Have a look at the family album below and let me know what you think - did we?
My new baby's name is Melbourne Central Brow Bar and she is 25 metre squares. Mother and team are doing well and thank everyone for their kinds words of encouragement and love.
See you there soon xo
Mini Latif xoBLxo
xo Beauty Lover xo
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